Burn injury


MSH: Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.,CSP: damage inflicted on any part of an organism as the direct or indirect result of exposure to steam, chemicals, heat, flame, electricity or the like, with or without disruption of structural continuity; for burns due to overexposure to the sun use SUNBURN.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns.</p><p>There are three types of burns:</p><ul><li> First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin </li> <li> Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath</li> <li> Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath</li> </ul><p>Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They al

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